2024 INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED CLOSER TO EVENT DATES

The Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show, in order to ensure a minimal footprint, does not print nor mail the Vendor Kit. All of the forms, links, and information you need is posted below.

Please note that this page is updated as new information becomes available.

Vendor Checklist - Click Here 

SCAM ALERT FOR VENDORS

As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. 

----- NEW Political Merchandise Policy for 2024 -----
As we enter a highly volatile political environment in advance of the 2024 General Election, Marketplace Events (MPE) wants to make clear its position on what content will not be permitted on its exhibit floors in all its US consumer home and holiday shows effective January 1, 2024. MPE shows are welcoming environments built solely to encourage face-to-face commerce. Creating respectful, safe marketplaces where our attendees and exhibitors can come together to learn, shop, compare pricing and do business together is our highest priority.

MPE’s acceptability standards do not permit political candidates, parties or other groups promoting issues or ballot initiatives to participate as exhibitors. In addition, the display or sale of any products or services that are political/partisan in nature or that can be interpreted to promote, incite, or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance are prohibited. MPE’s judgment in applying these standards will be final.

MPE maintains these policies to ensure a welcoming environment for all attendees and vendors.

HOLIDAY DECOR

It is required for all vendors to incorporate holiday decor in your booth.

 

Click here to view examples of holiday decor

WANT ADDITIONAL EXPOSURE AS AN ARTISAN? 

Our Artisan designation only cost $60, and you get the following benefits.

  • 12”x12” floor decal on the aisle in front of your booth
  • Listed as an Artisan on our feature page of the website under “Artisan Vendors” with your logo and booth number.
  • Potential for onsite PR (no guaranteed) if requested by media. 

Ask your Exhibit Sales Consultant about this designation.

Click here to view decal.

Deadline Coming Soon.

SCAM WARNING

There have been a number of spam emails offering our attendee lists. These are scams and the senders are unauthorized to use the Marketplace Events’ name. These scammers are attempting to receive monies from exhibiting companies without providing anything in return. These emails are not approved by Marketplace Events, and Marketplace Events would never ask for bank information or other sensitive information over email.  

CLICK HERE for more information.

Important Dates

Final Booth Payment Due


Vendor Services Discount Deadline


Vendor Services Advance Shipment Ordering


Move-In

Wednesday, November 13th from 12pm-6pm

Thursday, November 14th from 8am-8pm

Show Days

Friday - Sunday, November 15-17

Move-Out


 

VENDOR MANUAL

 

CLICK HERE FOR SHOW RULES & REGULATIONS


EXHIBIT STANDARDS

 

HOW-TO ENHANCE YOUR COMPANY’S ONLINE VENDOR LISTING

Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online vendor listing or do not receive the link, please email JenK@mpeshows.com.

ExhibitorList

Need help with your listing?
View the tutorial video - https://youtu.be/ecSxq1oKuYg and the FAQs.
To see some samples, visit the Interactive Exhibitor List section of the website. 
GO FROM BASIC TO ENHANCED!

2024 Show Dates & Hours

 Friday, November 15

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Saturday, November 16

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

 Sunday, November 17

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


MOVE IN & OUT INFORMATION

CLICK HERE for a Move-In map with load-in areas

MOVE IN -

More details coming soon


MOVE OUT -

More details coming soon

 

 

SHOW DECORATOR & ELECTRICIAN

CLICK HERE FOR THE EXHIBITOR SERVICES ORDER FORM. 
ADVANCED ORDER DISCOUNT DEADLINE:  TBD

 

ELECTRICAL KIT

More details coming soon


DECORATOR KIT

 

More details coming soon

 

 

Shipping

Any shipments arriving before XXX will not be accepted and will be returned at the vendor's expense. 
 
Click here to view the shipping label

FOOD SAMPLING REQUIREMENTS

Samplers are not required to fill out an application. Samples are to be no larger than 2 oz. A temporary hand-washing station is required in every booth. You may fill your hand-washing stations from a sink that is located past the concession area in Hall A on the right side, corner. Please wear gloves if handling food, unless using tissue paper or utensils. 

El Paso County Public Health Dept.: www.elpasocountyhealth.org – Under “Services” tab click on “Food Safety”, for flyers and booklets with information.

Any questions please call Kara Cohen at 719.339.4882 or email KaraCohen@elpasoco.com.

Please note: No concession related food or beverage can be plated or served for onsite consumption without written approval by your show manager. Every specialty food product must be pre-packaged and prepared for home consumption. 


VENDOR BADGES

Vendor badges are NOT mailed out prior to the show. Badges can be picked up at Vendor Registration (located behind
the box office) during move-in and during show hours. Complimentary plastic badge holders are provided. Vendor
badges are required to identify you as an authorized Vendor. Vendors will not be allowed access to the show floor

during show days without a badge.

Each company will be provided an allotment of 5 badges.

Badges can be picked up at the show office during move-in.


PARKING

More details coming soon


Show Hotel Partners

More details coming soon

SHOW INSURANCE

Proof of General Liability insurance in mandatory for our shows. Coverage dates must include Move-In and Move-Out.

Our shows have all been set up so vendors can apply using this link: Vendor Insurance Application

A few things to be aware of:

  • Vendors will have to pick the show from a drop-down list that includes shows other than just those run by MPE. 
  • Marketplace Events is not selling this insurance and doesn’t profit from it in any way.  This is simply a resource for those vendors who don’t already have the required insurance coverage per their contracts.  They do not have to purchase this.

The Insurance clause is #5 on the Terms and Conditions page of all booth space contracts.  For easy reference, vendors are required to have:

  • Comprehensive General Liability and All Risk Property insurance
  • Coverage must be from the start of move in to the end of move out
  • Coverage of at least $1,000,000 for each separate occurrence
  • Name Marketplace Events LLC and the venue as additional insured
  • Provide a copy of certificate of insurance to MPE

It is required that we are listed on your policy as additional insured:
Marketplace Events LLC
2000 Auburn Dr Ste 200        
Beachwood, OH 44122

For any questions regarding the vendor insurance application, contact Kendra Reilly Monahan, Buttine Underwriters Purchasing Group, LLC 212.867.3642 | kar@buttine.com

Sales Tax Information

Every vendor must have a Colorado State temporary event license and a City of Colorado Springs Temporary Sales Tax license.

For questions on the State tax, call 303.866.5643 or DOR_SpecialEvents@state.co.us

For questions on the city tax call 719.385.5903 or Sales.Tax@coloradosprings.gov

Tax and Licensing: Total taxes to collect & pay this year is 8.2%
State sales tax is 5.13%

Everyone must file City Tax - by reporting to the Home Rule City of Colorado. City sales tax is 3.07%

*Attention Specialty Food Vendors – Everyone must possess a Special Event License even though some of you do not collect taxes. Vendors with foods available for immediate consumption (such as cookies, popcorn, bakery items etc.) will need to collect a sales tax to submit when filing your return. Vendors selling prepackaged products such as jams, dips, butters, or any other foods intended for home consumption will not collect a sales tax – NOTE you will still file a return to indicate how much you sold but marked as “not taxable” or “0” taxes collected.

Website: www.colorado.gov/tax

Click Here for Temporary Sales Tax License Application

GET SOCIAL WITH US!

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In efforts to protect potential joint customers from fraudulent events and scammers, we request that you do not create your own Facebook Event. This helps us manage ticket sales for the event, and ensures that our team are available to support both exhibitors and potential attendees with any questions, comments, or concerns that they have. Please feel free to reach out to your show manager or show marketing manager with your companies’ Facebook page and we can add you as a co-host to the official event.

Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2024.

Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit


Still have questions? Contact Us!

Marc H Gary, Show Manager
MarcG@MPEshows.com     816.601.2707

Dena Sablan, Sales
DenaS@mpeshows.com

Kelsey Jackson, Operations Manager
KelseyJ@mpeshows.com